If this were an audio file instead, this article would begin with weird sighs and gasps that would probably make an average person uncomfortable. But when it comes to Lee Pace, I can’t help it. Continue reading
It started with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Filmmakers decided that to do book adaptations justice, they needed to start splitting their movies into two parts. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I was hopeful about this change. Continue reading
I shouldn’t need to tell you this, but in case you don’t already know, I’m going to tell you: Guillermo del Toro is awesome. You might be familiar with him, since his name is all over everything these days, from novels (The Strain trilogy) to Hollywood blockbusters (Pacific Rim, The Hobbit Trilogy) and with the recent unusual announcement of his involvement with the popular horror video game franchise Silent Hill (recently titled Silent Hills, which looks amazing from its trailer.) This article is an homage of sorts to reassure people that del Toro is the man. He is someone who sheds light on the darkest corners of the human heart. But it’s a somber light – it doesn’t overpower the darkness. Rather, the director simply uses this “somber light” as an observational tool, showing viewers that things – objects, environments, people – can be simultaneously beautiful and eerie, dazzling and discomforting, not unlike the works of Tim Burton or David Lynch (though Lynch is decidedly more morose.) On that note, here are a few points on makes del Toro del Toro (and why he’s awesome): Continue reading
In the world of bada$$ fantasy and comic characters, Manu Bennett stands alone…and not just because his on-screen alter egos probably terminated everyone else in the room! Bennett, who currently stars as Slade Wilson aka “Deathstroke” in Arrow and Azog in The Hobbit Trilogy, has a fan base as big as his heart (off-screen, that is). The Daily Quirk met up with the much beloved anti-hero at Megacon where he invited excited fans to come be part of our interview as we discussed his role on Arrow, bringing Azog to life and his die-hard fanbase. Check out the exclusive interview below!
Now that we’re officially into 2014, we should recognize that 2013 was a big year for movies, arguably a breakthrough year in cinema; so to recognize that, I’ve concocted a list of the top 6 memorable movie moments from 2013. Perhaps not all of these moments live up to the “breakthrough” adjective listed above, but hey, I’m trying. Warning – spoilers ahead so read at your own risk. Continue reading
This December, get ready for the highly anticipated sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In part two of three, director Peter Jackson submerges viewers into Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug picks up where the first movie left off. The band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) have found their way out of the Misty Mountains, but are already facing more trouble. Continue reading